A Fresh Start After Losing A Tooth

Winston-Salem Permanent Tooth ReplacementHave you had a tooth extracted? If it was bothering you, it may have been a relief. Now, though, you have an unsightly gap in your smile. A dental implant from Winston-Salem Dental Group can fix it.

A dental implant is a permanent replacement for all parts of the tooth. It is composed of three parts: the titanium post, the abutment, and the restoration.

The Titanium Post

  • Inserted directly into the jaw bone
  • Extremely strong
  • Titanium is unique in that it bonds with living bone tissue

The Abutment

  • Can be made of gold, porcelain or titanium
  • Permanently attached to the post (it will not slip and slide like dentures)

The Restoration (Crown)

  • Usually made of porcelain fused to a metal alloy (PFM)
  • Is made to match the color of surrounding teeth
  • Will look as good or better than the tooth it replaced

Dental implant surgery is not an experimental treatment. The innovative materials and techniques have been tested and refined for several decades.

Dental implants from Winston-Salem Dental Group are state-of-the-art in tooth replacement, and they’re among our general and cosmetic dentistry services. Call us to schedule an appointment tody!

Contact Winston-Salem Dental Group:

336-450-2077

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

334 E Hanes Mill Rd
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
27105

 

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Look As Young As You Feel By Replacing Missing Teeth

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It’s a deceptively simple idea: replace a missing tooth by attaching an artificial one directly to the patient’s jaw. It’s an idea that has been around for a thousand years or more, but in the last half century, it has become an exact science. Dental implants are one of the specialties offered at Winston-Salem Dental Group.

First, let’s clear up one point: a dental implant refers not to the artificial tooth, but to the titanium post that is embedded in the jaw. It goes where the tooth root used to be, and because of that, helps to prevent bone recession. An artificial tooth sits on top of the post.

A bridge used to be the only real option for people who wanted to replace a missing tooth. Not anymore. The American Dental Association says that dental implants are one of the biggest advances in dentistry. They look and function just like a natural tooth.

Dental implants also help prevent bone recession. Bone recession is common in people who have lost one of their teeth; it results in a sunken appearance to the face.

If you have lost one of your natural teeth, dental implants may be just what you’ve been hoping for. Call us at Winston-Salem Dental Group to see if you are a viable candidate. We also provide general and cosmetic dentistry. Make an appointment with us today.

Contact Winston-Salem Dental Group:

336-450-2077

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

334 E Hanes Mill Rd
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
27105

 

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Is Perfect Possible?

Rural Hall Cosmetic DentistryAre you considering a smile makeover? Are you skeptical of promises of a “perfect smile” or a “celebrity smile?” Let’s talk about the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures at Winston-Salem Dental Group, and the results that can be expected.

Composite Veneers
The application of porcelain veneers at Winston-Salem Dental Group can remedy numerous aesthetic dental troubles and is usually a better solution than dental bonding.

Veneers can fix chips, cracks, minor tooth misalignment, tooth discoloration, unattractive tooth shape, and disproportionate tooth size. Can a porcelain veneer create a perfect tooth? While a veneer cannot fix a decayed tooth, it can turn an unattractive tooth into an aesthetically perfect tooth.

Dental Implants
Dental implants have been hailed as one of the great advancements in dentistry. Implants are titanium posts surgically implanted into your jaw, where the root of the natural tooth used to be. An artificial tooth goes on top of the post.

Once the procedure is finished, dental implants look and function like natural teeth. They also help to prevent bone recession in the jaw.

Tooth-Colored Fillings
Would you like to turn back the clock to your pre-filling smile? It is possible with white fillings at Winston-Salem Dental Group. To get an idea of how the inside of your mouth would look without unattractive metal amalgam fillings, have someone without any fillings open their mouth. Do you remember when your mouth looked like that?

These are just a few of the cosmetic dentistry procedures available at Winston-Salem Dental Group. They create unforgettable smiles for our patients. Call us today!

Contact Winston-Salem Dental Group:

336-450-2077

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

336 E Hanes Mill Rd
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
27105

 


Gap In Your Smile? Dental Implants from Winston-Salem Dental Group

Cosmetic Denistry in Winston-Salem Do you have a missing tooth that causes you embarrassment? Even if all of your other teeth are nicely shaped and pearly white, guess what other people notice? The gap. You may have experienced that yourself when looking at others who are missing a tooth. No matter how hard you try, the gap is impossible to ignore.

A beautiful smile is an important component of your overall appearance. A missing tooth draws the eye away from other pleasing features.

Fortunately, there is a solution to this problem. It may sound too good to be true, but a dental implant can replace a missing tooth. Permanently affixed to your jaw, implants provide the look and function of a natural tooth.

The procedure is fairly straight-forward. A titanium post is surgically implanted into your jaw. This is the actual implant. At first, a temporary artificial tooth goes on top of the implant. There is a recovery period before the permanent one is attached, usually four to six months. Once it is in, it’s like having your natural tooth back.

For more information about dental implants and other general and cosmetic dentistry, or to schedule a checkup and cleaning, call Winston-Salem Dental Group for an appointment.

Contact Winston-Salem Dental Group:

336-450-2077

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

336 E Hanes Mill Rd
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
27105

 


Been A While Since You’ve Visited A Dentist?

Winston-Salem, North Carolina Residents Visit the DentistThe Winston-Salem Dental Group in Winston-Salem is an experienced family dentist, and we invite you to come in for a consultation.

We want to help each of our patients maintain good dental health. Sometimes patients ask what they need to do in order to have perfect teeth. The answer is that no one is perfect, but with cosmetic dentistry, you can do a lot to improve your smile. We provide everything from Invisalign clear braces to correct your bite, to dental implants for those who are missing a tooth.

It’s important that you establish a dental hygiene regimen at home, and stick with it. Brushing and flossing twice a day helps to prevent cavities and keep gum disease away. We recommend using a soft-bristle toothbrush, and a toothpaste with fluoride.

At Winston-Salem Dental Group, we hope to see you soon for a cleaning and checkup. Our  staff will work to make your dental experience a pleasant one. We’ll do what we can to make you feel relaxed, secure, and among caring friends.

Contact Winston-Salem Dental Group:

336-450-2077

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

336 E Hanes Mill Rd
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
27105